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READING LIST FOR AP TEACHERS

READING LIST FOR AP TEACHERS

Author Title
Books:

Abbott, Carl. Urban America in the Modern Age: 1920 to the Present. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2007.
Barkan, Elliott Robert. And Still They Come: Immigrants and American Society 1920 to the 1990s. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1996.
Berg, A. Scott. Wilson. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013.
Berkin, Carol. A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution. Orlando: Harcourt Books, 2002.
Borden, Morton. Parties and Politics in the Early Republic, 1789-1815. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1967.
Brands, H. W. T.R.: The Last Romantic. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Brands, H. W. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.
Brands, H. W. Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. New York: Anchor Books, 2009.
Cherny, Robert. Politics in the Gilded Age: 1868-1900. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1997.
Conkin, Paul K. The New Deal. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1992.
Doenecke, Justus D., and John E. Wilz. From Isolation to War: 1931-1941. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2003.
Ellis, Joseph. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2002.
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War: A Complete History. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2004.
Gillon, Steven M. Boomer Nation: The Largest and Richest Generation Ever, and How It Changed America. New York: Free Press, 2004.
Gillon, Steven M. The American Paradox: A History of the United States Since 1945. Independence, Kentucky: Cengage Learning, 2007.
Goodwin, Doris K. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Goodwin, Doris K. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
Griffin, C. S. The Ferment of Reform, 1830-1860. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1967.
Hess, Gary R. The United States at War 1941-1945. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2011.
Horsman, Reginald. Diplomacy of the New Republic, 1776-1815. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1985.
Howe, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Hyser, Raymond M., and J. Chris Arndt. Voices of the American Past, Volume I. Independence, Kentucky: Cengage Learning, 2012.
Hyser, Raymond M., and J. Chris Arndt. Voices of the American Past, Volume II. Independence, Kentucky: Cengage Learning, 2012.
James, D. Clayton, and Anne Sharp Wells. America and the Great War: 1914-1920. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1998.
Kennedy, David M. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Kennedy, David M. The American People in World War II: Freedom from Fear, Part II. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Levering, Ralph. The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2005.
Link, Arthur S., and Richard L. McCormick. Progressivism. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1983.
Malone, Dumas. Thomas Jefferson: A Brief Biography. Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2001.
Martin, James Kirby, and Mark Edward Lender. Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2006.
McGerr, Michael. A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
McMillan, Sally. Southern Women: Black and White in the Old South. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2002.
McPherson, James. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
McPherson, James. Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. Blacklick, Ohio: McGraw-Hill College, 1991.
Middlekauff, Robert. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Neustadt, Richard E., and Ernest R. May. Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers. New York: Free Press, 1988.
Neustadt, Richard E., and Ernest R. May. Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents: The Politics of Leadership from Roosevelt to Reagan. New York: Free Press, 1991.
Newmyer, R. Kent. The Supreme Court Under Marshall and Taney. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2006.
Niven, John. The Coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1990.
Patterson, James T. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Perman, Michael.> Emancipation and Reconstruction. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2003.
Rakove, Jack. Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.
Randall, J. G., and David Herbert Donald. The Civil War and Reconstruction. Lexington, Massachusetts: D.C. Heath, 1961.
Reichard, Gary. Politics as Usual: The Age of Truman and Eisenhower. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2004.
Remini, Robert V. The Jacksonian Era. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1967.
Remini, Robert V. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993.
Remini, Robert V. Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.
Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson. New York: Harper Perennial, 1999.
Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846. Goodwin, Doris. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Simpson, Brooks. America’s Civil War. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1996.
Taylor, Alan. American Colonies: The Settling of North America. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.
Weeks, Philip. Farewell, My Nation: The American Indian and the United States in the Nineteenth Century. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2001.
Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.
Wood, Gordon S. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Wright, Donald. African Americans in the Early Republic, 1789-1831. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 1993.
Wright, Donald. African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins through the American Revolution. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2010.


Book Segments:

Beeman, Richard. “The Indispensable Men of the Convention.” In Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, 22-40. New York: Random House, 2010.
Gaddis, John Lewis. “Epilogue: The View Back.” Epilogue in The Cold War: A New History. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.
Hastings, Max. “The Bombs.” In Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45, 444-458. New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.
Howe, Daniel Walker. “Pursuing the Millennium.” In What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848, 285-327. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Paxton, Robert O. “The Coming of the War.” Chap. 2 in Europe in the Twentieth Century. Independence, Kentucky: Wadsworth Publishing, 2005.
Takaki, Ronald. “Search for Gold Mountain.” Chap. 8 in A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. New York: Back Bay Books, 1993.
Takaki, Ronald. “El Norte: The Borderland of Chicano America.” Chap. 12 in A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. New York: Back Bay Books, 1993.


Magazine Article:

Nussbaum, Martha C. “The First Founder: The American Revolution of Roger Williams.” The New Republic, September 10, 2008. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/books/the-first-founder.
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